Archive - 2013

WWE planting seeds for Heyman/Punk breakup

Paul Heyman

The Paul Heyman and CM Punk partnership is going down the divorce path as WWE has started planting seeds into the eventual breakup between the two. At one point during yesterday’s match between Punk and Jericho, Heyman climbed on the apron and somewhat distracted Punk. After the match, WWE.COM recorded a video of the two talking in the...

Mark Henry teases retirement announcement on RAW

Mark Henry

Former World Heavyweight champion Mark Henry wrote a Twitter message yesterday teasing that he would be announcing his retirement from professional wrestling during tonight’s RAW in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “I have spoke to my famliy and hope to talk to all of you fans live from Grand Rapids. Guys Father Time is undefeated,” Henry...

3 new champs crowned at Payback, Punk returns with a win

CM Punk

Here are the results from the WWE Payback pay-per-view which took place at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois: Sheamus defeated Damien Sandow in the pre-show match; Curtis Axel defeated The Miz and Wade Barrett in a triple threat match to become the new Intercontinental champion; AJ defeated Kaitlyn to become the new Divas champion; Dean...

Rob Van Dam returning at Money In The Bank PPV

Rob Van Dam

During the Payback pay-per-view, WWE ran a video of former WWE and WCW champion Rob Van Dam and announced that he would be returning next month at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view. The Money In The Bank event will take place at the former home base of ECW in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania so it will be the perfect place for RVD to make his WWE...

Payback 2013 live on pay-per-view tonight

John Cena

Live tonight from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, WWE presents Payback on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: John Cena vs Ryback for the WWE title in a 3 stages of hell match with stage 1 a lumberjack match, stage 2 a tables match and if necessary stage 3 an ambulance match; Dolph Ziggler vs Alberto Del Rio for the World...

Fandango’s original dance partner talks about her WWE stint

Fandango

The Buffalo News has a story on the dancer that accompanied Fandango when he was introduced on television a few months ago. Her identity remained largely unknown, until know, after the newspaper tracked down the 20 year old university student. Andrea Lynn got the call from WWE after the company called the Fred Astaire studio informing them they...

2013 TNA Hall of Fame location revealed

TNA Hall of Fame

The 2013 TNA Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley hotel on October 19, the night before TNA’s biggest pay-per-view of the year, Bound for Glory. The hotel just recently underwent a $9 million renovation and is located on Rio San Diego Drive. This year’s inductee will be Kurt Angle, who...

Reid Flair’s parents comment on autopsy results

Reid Flair

Reid Flair’s father and mother spoke to the Charlotte Observer after the autopsy results of their son were made public. His mother Beth said she had suspected that a drug overdose probably killed her son and the results didn’t surprise her at all. The call from the medical examiner to share the news however was still hard to take and...

Heroin overdose claims the life of Reid Flair

Reid Flair

TMZ.COM is reporting that an accidental heroin overdose claimed the life of Reid Flair, the son of the Nature Boy Ric Flair, according to an autopsy report released today by the Mecklenberg County Medical Examiner’s office. The medical examiner also found traces of muscle relaxant Clonazepam and Xanax which treat seizures, panic disorder...

Ric Flair to sign autographs at NXT tapings on June 20

Ashley Flair

Two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will be appearing at the June 20 NXT tapings signing autographs for fans at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. This will be Flair’s first WWE public appearance in a while since his WrestleMania weekend appearances were canceled after his son Reid was found dead in a hotel room just a week...

IMPACT TV report for 06/13/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Hulk Hogan coming to the ring to talk about this year’s Bound for Glory Series. Three participants have already been decided: Samoa Joe, Magnus, and Jay Bradley. The last two winners of the BFG series, Jeff Hardy and Bobby Roode, will automatically qualify for this year’s series; the remaining 7 will be chosen tonight in a...

Heyman laughs off at the idea of TNA/WWE joint show

Paul Heyman

In an interview with British-based entertainment website Digital Spy, Paul Heyman laughed off at the idea of TNA President Dixie Carter wanting to do a joint event between WWE and TNA in the future. “Why wouldn’t she,” Heyman said as he proceeded to recount a story about a friend of his who just started a new beverage company in...

Divas throw bachelorette party for Natalya in Las Vegas

Natalya

The upcoming Total Divas reality TV show which will air on E! in July was filming scenes in Las Vegas yesterday as the Divas threw a bachelorette party for Natalya. Natalya was joined by the Bella twins, Cameron, Naomi, and newest Divas Jo-Jo Offerman and Eva Marie in Sin City. Daniel Bryan – who is dating Brie Bella – tagged along as...

Mickie James featured on Dr Pepper website

Mickie James

TNA Knockout Mickie James is starring in one of the several “one of a kind” Dr Pepper commercials. James talks about her love of wrestling, horseback riding, and singing during the commercial as well as talking about when she first drank Dr Pepper. She is currently featured on the Dr Pepper website as the June fan and her images are...

Booker T undergoes another arm surgery

Booker T

WWE Hall of Famer and Smackdown GM Booker T wrote on Twitter that he underwent surgery to repair a triceps tear and everything went well. The former five time WCW champion has been out of action for a few weeks and at the end of April had surgery on his elbow to fix “20 years of Spinaroonies” as he properly put it at the...

Monday Night Raw Report for 06/10/2013

RAW

Tonight is six away from Payback for many wrestlers, but an even bigger night for one World Heavyweight Champion! “The Show Off” Dolph Ziggler returns after a month of being out-of-action, and we now know that he is cleared to wrestle too! I suspect that Alberto Del Rio will get his long-awaited rematch for the Title at this...

RAW rating for 06/10/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW yesterday did 3,990,000 viewers for a 3.04 rating, up from last week’s 2.6 rating and almost 100,000 in additional viewers overall. Hour one did 3,893,000 viewers, followed by 4,085,000 in the second and 3,992,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

Nikki Bella to judge Miss USA finals this Sunday

Bella Twins

WWE Diva Nikki Bella has been chosen to be one of the finals judges of the Miss USA contest which will take place this Sunday, June 16, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The twin Diva will be joined by Bob Harper, Christina Milian, Jessica Robertson, Larry Fitzgerald, Mo Rocca, Nene Leakes, and Wendie Malick as the...